kids encyclopedia robot

Arrondissement of Castellane facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Arrondissement of Castellane
Castellane in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Castellane in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Communes 41
Subprefecture Castellane
INSEE code 042
Area
 • Total 1,320.4 km2 (509.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 9,493
 • Density 7.1895/km2 (18.6207/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Castellane is an arrondissement of France, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Its capital is the city of Castellane.

History

When the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department was created on 1800, the arrondissement of Castellane was part of that original department.

The arrondissement was eliminated in 1926 but became again an arrondissement in 1952.

Geography

The arrondissement of Castellane is in eastern Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. It is bordered to the north by the arrondissement of Barcelonnette, to the east by the Alpes-Maritimes department, to the south by the Var department and to the west by the arrondissement of Digne-les-Bains.

The arrondissement of Castellane is the second smallest arrondissement of the department, after the arrondissement of Barcelonnette, both in area, 1,320.4 km2 (509.8 sq mi), and population (9,493 inhabitants).

Composition

Cantons

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France, cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

There is only one canton in the arrondissement of Castellane, with all its communes in the arrondissement: the canton of Castellane (0402).

Communes

The arrondissement of Castellane has 41 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes

  1. Allons (04005)
  2. Allos (04006)
  3. Angles (04007)
  4. Annot (04008)
  5. Barrême (04022)
  6. Beauvezer (04025)
  7. Blieux (04030)
  8. Braux (04032)
  9. Castellane (04039)
  10. Castellet-lès-Sausses (04042)
  11. Val-de-Chalvagne (04043)
  12. Chaudon-Norante (04055)
  13. Clumanc (04059)
  14. Colmars (04061)
  15. Demandolx (04069)
  16. Entrevaux (04076)
  17. Le Fugeret (04090)
  18. La Garde (04092)
  19. Lambruisse (04099)
  20. Méailles (04115)
  21. Moriez (04133)
  22. La Mure-Argens (04136)
  23. La Palud-sur-Verdon (04144)
  24. Peyroules (04148)
  25. La Rochette (04170)
  26. Rougon (04171)
  27. Saint-André-les-Alpes (04173)
  28. Saint-Benoît (04174)
  29. Saint-Jacques (04180)
  30. Saint-Julien-du-Verdon (04183)
  31. Saint-Lions (04187)
  32. Saint-Pierre (04194)
  33. Sausses (04202)
  34. Senez (04204)
  35. Soleilhas (04210)
  36. Tartonne (04214)
  37. Thorame-Basse (04218)
  38. Thorame-Haute (04219)
  39. Ubraye (04224)
  40. Vergons (04236)
  41. Villars-Colmars (04240)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
04039 Castellane 1,541 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04008 Annot 1,054 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04173 Saint-André-les-Alpes 958 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04076 Entrevaux 880 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04006 Allos 639 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04061 Colmars 398 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04025 Beauvezer 363 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière
04136 La Mure-Argens 344 Castellane Alpes Provence Verdon - Sources de Lumière

Related pages

Coordinates: 43°51′00″N 6°31′00″E / 43.8500°N 6.5167°E / 43.8500; 6.5167

kids search engine
Arrondissement of Castellane Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.